Sometimes You Just Need to Wear Your Cowboy Hat

I was very disappointed that I couldn’t get mom’s Echo Show to work and surprised to discover that I couldn’t call her using the Alexa app on my iPad. That it only works from my iPhone. Damn. Very disappointed. After several attempts we resorted to just talking over the phone. Damn. But in the rambling conversation she said something about how when she babysat the Eggers kids when they were really young, that she had no patience for the “we’re bored” whining. And that reminded me of this meme of why Mexican kids never complain that they’re bored… Then she … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need to Wear Your Cowboy Hat

Daily Random Sh*t: Fire from the Sky

MVHS classmate, dentist & military veteran posted the above image, which generated the included exchange with my brother below: My response: I’m sure you’ve seen some very dark things that’s convinced you that they should all be wiped out. I recall a story about someone who came to the same conclusion and used a flood to do the deed. Sad that we’re convinced that they are different from us, pure evil, such that fire from the sky is the only solution we can foster. And how fortunate that we won the birth lottery through no effort on our own and … Continue reading Daily Random Sh*t: Fire from the Sky

TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo

TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo I’m spoiled. I buy some piece of tech, I expect it to work, no muss, no fuss. I’ve been doing this long enough to remember how hard it used to be to get anything done to the point where I’m now often unprepared for what to do when tech things don’t work. I posted in my social media feed that my Drobo died and was met with mostly “meh” and some confusion. Like I wrote, I’ve been doing this long enough that I wasn’t too surprise that these were things only a technology geek … Continue reading TLDR: Dealing with a Dead Drobo